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Allen leads No. 10 WVU over Coppin State 77-38

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Bob Huggins has never been one to mince words so it wasn't a surprise when he described No. 10 West Virginia's 77-38 victory over winless Coppin State as ''horrific.''

Teddy Allen scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Mountaineers (10-1), who struggled in the first 10 minutes of the game, shooting 5 of 23 over the first 13 minutes Wednesday night.

''Overall, it was a horrific display of shooting the basketball,'' Huggins said. ''I wasn't surprised. That's the way we've shot it in practice for the past two days.''

Allen led West Virginia to a 15-1 run to close the first half to take a 42-18 halftime lead over the Eagles (0-12).

''My role is to bring energy when I go into the game,'' Allen said. ''My goal is to score any way I can.''

Sagaba Konate played only 15 minutes after picking up a flagrant foul with 8:45 left in the first half, hitting Coppin State's Chad Andrews-Fulton in the face with his elbow. He would not return to the game until late in the second half.

''That was just dumb,'' Huggins said. ''That's on a dead ball right in front of everybody. It's just a dumb, dumb play, and I don't know if he knows why he does it, to be honest.''

Regular starter Lamont West missed the entire game with a sprained ankle suffered in practice earlier in the week.

Jevon Carter scored 14 points, Daxter Miles Jr. added 11 and Beetle Bolden, who sprained his ankle in the WVU's exhibition win over Wheeling Jesuit on Saturday, returned strong with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tre' Thomas led Coppin State with nine points.

Eagles coach Juan Dixon declined to comment following the game.

BIG PICTURE

The Eagles return home for the first time this season to host Mount St. Mary's then play at Georgia Tech and Penn State before starting MEAC play.

The Mountaineers host Fordham before starting Big 12 play on a two-game road swing against Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With this sloppy performance and another game on Saturday against Fordham, it's unlikely West Virginia will go up in the new Top 25.

A GRAND MILESTONE

With his 11 points Miles became the 52nd player in West Virginia history to surpass the 1,000 career point milestone.

''He might have set the record for the most shots taken to reach 1,000 points,'' Huggins joked.

Miles has shot 360 of 838, 43 percent, from the field over his WVU career.

PRESS VIRGINIA

The Mountaineers forced a season-high 28 turnovers, scoring 29 points off them. Coppin State averages 14.5 turnovers per game.

UP NEXT

Coppin State returns home to host Mount St. Mary's on Friday.

West Virginia finishes their home stand against Fordham on Saturday.

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Key Players
K. Davis
J. Carter
34.2 Min. Per Game 34.2
19.8 Pts. Per Game 19.8
6.1 Ast. Per Game 6.1
5.4 Reb. Per Game 5.4
31.6 Field Goal % 43.8
29.4 Three Point % 42.1
84.0 Free Throw % 87.3
  Offensive rebound by Sagaba Konate 10.0
  James Bolden missed 3-pt. jump shot 12.0
  Defensive rebound by D'Angelo Hunter 38.0
  Keandre Fair missed jump shot 40.0
+ 3 James Bolden made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chase Harler 1:03
  Lost ball turnover on Lucian Brownlee, stolen by Chase Harler 1:28
+ 2 Sagaba Konate made jump shot, assist by D'Angelo Hunter 1:54
+ 3 Keandre Fair made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lucian Brownlee 2:16
+ 1 Teddy Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 2:29
+ 1 Teddy Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 2:29
  Personal foul on Blake Simpson 2:29
Team Stats
Points 38 77
Field Goals 11-47 (23.4%) 24-77 (31.2%)
3-Pointers 3-20 (15.0%) 6-29 (20.7%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 23-37 (62.2%)
Total Rebounds 41 56
Offensive 2 22
Defensive 33 31
Team 6 3
Assists 6 9
Steals 2 13
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 25 8
Fouls 28 18
Technicals 1 0
9 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
24 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Coppin State 0-12 182038
home team logo 10 West Virginia 10-1 423577
Team Stats
away team logo Coppin State 0-12 64.2 PPG 40.2 RPG 9.9 APG
home team logo 10 West Virginia 10-1 73.8 PPG 43.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
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T. Thomas G PPG RPG APG FG%
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T. Allen F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Thomas G 9 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
T. Allen F 24 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
23.4 FG% 31.2
15.0 3PT FG% 20.7
81.3 FT% 62.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Thomas 9 1 2 3/11 1/6 2/2 4 29 1 0 4 0 1
L. Morgan 7 8 0 1/6 0/5 5/6 4 34 0 0 4 0 8
K. Davis 5 5 1 2/9 0/3 1/2 4 28 0 0 11 0 5
A. Traore 1 7 1 0/2 0/0 1/2 5 22 0 1 2 1 6
C. Council Jr. 0 4 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 16 1 1 0 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Thomas 9 1 2 3/11 1/6 2/2 4 29 1 0 4 0 1
L. Morgan 7 8 0 1/6 0/5 5/6 4 34 0 0 4 0 8
K. Davis 5 5 1 2/9 0/3 1/2 4 28 0 0 11 0 5
A. Traore 1 7 1 0/2 0/0 1/2 5 22 0 1 2 1 6
C. Council Jr. 0 4 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 16 1 1 0 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Fair 6 3 1 2/6 2/3 0/0 1 25 0 0 1 0 3
C. Andrews-Fulton 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 3 14 0 0 1 0 2
J. Hardwick 4 4 0 2/7 0/1 0/0 1 17 0 2 0 1 3
B. Simpson 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 10 0 1 0 0 1
L. Brownlee 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0
D. Clayton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Boyce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Drummond - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Frayer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 38 35 6 11/47 3/20 13/16 28 200 2 5 25 2 33
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carter 14 7 4 4/9 0/2 6/8 3 31 3 1 1 2 5
D. Miles Jr. 11 5 1 4/13 3/7 0/3 2 30 4 0 1 1 4
S. Konate 3 6 0 1/5 0/0 1/2 2 15 0 0 2 1 5
C. Harler 2 1 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 1 24 3 0 0 0 1
W. Harris 2 5 0 0/6 0/4 2/4 2 19 0 1 2 0 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Carter 14 7 4 4/9 0/2 6/8 3 31 3 1 1 2 5
D. Miles Jr. 11 5 1 4/13 3/7 0/3 2 30 4 0 1 1 4
S. Konate 3 6 0 1/5 0/0 1/2 2 15 0 0 2 1 5
C. Harler 2 1 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 1 24 3 0 0 0 1
W. Harris 2 5 0 0/6 0/4 2/4 2 19 0 1 2 0 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Allen 24 9 1 8/19 2/5 6/7 3 23 2 0 2 7 2
J. Bolden 12 8 1 3/10 1/6 5/5 1 19 1 1 0 3 5
M. Bender 5 2 0 2/4 0/0 1/4 1 13 0 2 0 2 0
L. Routt 4 6 0 1/3 0/0 2/4 1 11 0 0 0 6 0
D. Hunter 0 4 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 4
E. Ahmad - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. West - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knapper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 53 9 24/77 6/29 23/37 18 200 13 5 8 22 31